Mighty Life List
Jun 26 2006

Insight fron an 8 Year Old

My niece and nephew come to visit for a weekend, and we spend a day on the town.

Me: Hey, do you want to go into that comic book store across the street?
Trevor: Comic book stores are kind of scary.
Me: Really? Why?
Trevor: Because the people in there are weird.
Emma: Really weird.
Me: What do you mean?
Trevor: Like, did you ever see Napoleon Dynomite?
Me: Yeah.
Trevor: They’re all like that, except in real life.
Me: Really?
Trevor: Yeah. And they’re saying things like, ‘My rhombut defeats your algorph.’ It’s really weird.

671 Responses to “Insight fron an 8 Year Old”

  • beautiful mess Says:

    yeah, my uncle is one of those weird, scary guys. really weird. really scary. but without the humor of Napoleon Dynamite.

    tell you niece & nephew to stay away. far away.

  • califmom Says:

    my son is a comic book store junkie at the ripe ol’ age of 9. peet’s coffee is right across the street. lucky for me and for him.

  • Alda Says:

    At least you can be pleased that they’re well adjusted…

  • Joe Says:

    Almost….ALMOST… wet myself laughing.

  • Laziza Says:

    Is this Trevor of “I can take you, little babies,” fame? LOVE that kid.

  • Tom Says:

    nurture those instincts. these kids will go places (the non-creepy ones, anyway)

    -t

  • Matthew Says:

    When I sell my shink-wrapped copy of “The Power Of Puncherman #1” for a million bucks we’ll see who’s laughin’.

  • Penny Says:

    AWWW…don’t tell Trevor, but I worked at a comic book store when I was 16. There used to be a FAMILY of Napolean Dynamites in there every week (father, mother, two sons). Then my co-worker told me they were nudists.

    I’d say Trevor’s instincts are pretty much right on.

  • Alissa Says:

    So true!

  • sumo Says:

    Weirdos? Yes. But who wants to be “normal”?

  • raina Says:

    Auntie Margaret… what are you doing with my children?

  • Luke Says:

    I think I may need a “My Rhombut Beats Your Algorph” shirt.